CMDHD Volunteer Program allows for community members to give their time and talents to the community while developing professional skill, career network, and invaluable friendships. Volunteers are an integral part of CMDHD. The skills and talent of our volunteer staff increases the overall effectiveness of the agency and promotes community involvement.
CMDHD requires a certain level of commitment from volunteers in the program. This is beneficial to the volunteers, as it gives them the opportunity to gain experience and develop professional skills and networks that would otherwise be difficult to guarantee. Commitment is essential to the agency as well because it allows us to provide quality opportunities to our volunteers and maintain a high level of service to our community. CMDHD offices are normally open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If any volunteer work is to be done after hours, volunteers will be notified in advance.
CMDHD offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings in all six counties. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer form through the link at the top of this page.
Environmental Health Services
Environmental Health Division is responsible for issuing permits for public and private water supplies, onsite sewage treatment and disposal, licensed food establishment inspections, complaint investigation and various other programs relating to food, water and environmental safety. Volunteer responsibilities would include records and file searches, assisting clients with forms, meeting preparation and assistance, assistance with complaint responses and follow-up inspections, and assisting with water sample collection. Qualified volunteers should have basic knowledge of environmental health. Necessary training and supervision will be provided. Hours may vary. Commitment of one year or more is preferable.
Contact: Steve King, Director of Environmental Health (989) 773-5921 ext. 1413
Health Promotion Services
The Health Promotion Department is responsible for supplying information and resources on health topics, working with community groups and agencies in promoting better health practices, and supplying speakers on a variety of health, wellness and public health topics. Volunteer responsibilities could include some or all of the following: preparing new client charts, preparing packets of educational materials, making bulletin board displays, assisting with office or offsite clinics, labeling forms, copying, filing, and organizing. Some knowledge of health education would be beneficial. Training will be provided as needed. Time commitment and hours are flexible. Opportunities are available in Clare and Isabella Counties.
Health Promotion Volunteer Form - Currently not accepting applications
Contact: Jaclyn Badger, Health Promotion Director (989) 773-5921 ext. 1628.
Personal Health Services
The Personal Health Division is responsible for various health related clinics and services that are provided in the office, in schools or in the community. Some of these services that personal health is involved in include: Immunizations, Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program (WIC) services, Maternal and Infant Support Services (a home visiting program), Children’s Special Health Care Services and Communicable Disease. Volunteer responsibilities would include preparing new client charts, preparing packets of educational materials, making bulletin board displays, assisting with office or offsite clinics, copying, filing, material ordering and inventories and organizing. Qualified volunteers should be sensitive to client’s needs, be up to date with required immunizations and sign required confidentiality statements. Volunteers should also have basic office and good customer services skills. Necessary training and supervision will be provided as needed. Hours and location may vary depending on clinic site and volunteer interest.
Contact: Kelly Conley, Director of Personal Health (989) 773-5921 ext. 1413